Calendar of Events

The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center holds several special events throughout the year. Each event brings to life a different aspect of history by telling the stories of the people and the time. For more information on these events, please call (636) 798-2005 or email

2015 Schedule of Events

Sunday, January 31
"Daniel Boone" and "John Filson" will be available in the Boone Home Parlor this Sunday, January 31, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. They have recently returned from an extended long hunt and are anxious to relive stories of their adventure. They will also have on display original antique arms and accoutrements from the time period. Visitors will have a chance to meet these "Frontiersmen" with any paid, guided tour of the Daniel Boone Home. For more information, please call (636) 798-2005.
Journey West – April 25
Visitors are encouraged to step back into the 19th century at this interactive, first-person, family-friendly event. Will you be a family who has just arrived in Missouri to settle here or a family traveling West into uncharted territory? What arrangements need to be made and what supplies need to be acquired to ensure your survival? The site’s historic pioneer village will be transformed into a living history town with men and women preparing for travel.
Homeschool Day – May 20 Play frontier games, learn candle dipping, see black powder demonstrations, and learn the importance of fire and much more at this day specifically designed for homeschool students. Visitors are welcome to bring a sack lunch and enjoy the outdoor setting while visiting the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center.
Summer Day Camp – June 8 – 12 Explore the frontier with the Boone family. See if you have what it takes to survive the journey into the wilderness as a Boone Ranger. The camp is open to children ages 10 – 18.
Pioneer Days – September 19 – 20
Spend the day at the Historic Daniel Boone Home learning about life on the Missouri frontier. Pioneer Days is a two-day event filled with activities for the whole family. Play pioneer games, hear music, dance, and learn about the different trades of the time. Step into the Daniel Boone Home and visit with the legendary hero himself and hear tales filled with exciting adventure!
Halloween, Spirits from the Past – October 24
Life in the early 1800s was filled with superstition and uncertainty. As night descends, walk the lantern-lit paths and explore a pioneer village where doubt lurks in the shadows. Watch as tales and stories are brought to life and learn why townspeople were always cautious—especially at night!
Christmas Candlelight Tour – December 4 – 5, 11 - 12
Night has fallen, the stars shine above, and thousands of candles illuminate a world on the edge of the frontier. At the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center’s Annual Candlelight Tour, guests step back to the 19th century and witness Christmas as it was celebrated in the past. Learn about different cultures and traditions while enjoying period decorations and hot wassail.

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